West Virginia Airman dies from non-combat-related incident during deployment

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  • By Capt. Holli Nelson
  • 130th Airlift Wing

The West Virginia Air National Guard announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Tech. Sgt. David Board, 49, of Barboursville, West Virginia, died August 2, 2017 in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, in a non-combat-related incident while deployed in support of combat operations. He was assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, West Virginia as an Aircraft Fuels Systems Craftsman.


"We are deeply saddened by the loss of such an outstanding Airman and member of the 130th Airlift Wing," said Col. Johnny Ryan, 130th AW commander. "Tech. Sgt. Board was an integral part of our West Virginia Air National Guard family and served his state and nation proudly. He was an exceptional NCO and family man whose presence will be missed by so many who knew and loved him. His service exemplifies that of a patriot and he will be remembered and celebrated as such. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones in this difficult time."